The Poetical Works.
The third of the grand folios of Milton produced by Jacob Tonson, the 1695 volume was enhanced by the inclusion of 321 pages of tightly packed notes on Milton’s epic. Attributed only to “P.H.,” these annotations are among the earliest commentaries on any vernacular English piece of literature. The owner of this volume has identified “P.H.” as Peter Hume, a servant in the Royal Household following the Restoration.
From the collection of David A. Harper